Dementia Memory Games | Memory Match Games

Memory Games, Memory Exercise Cards & dementia patients at Alzheimer’s Care

A funny thing happened on that visit; the residents didn’t get tired and lose interest, they had fun and were excited playing with the memory exercise cards, now called memory match games.

My main focus is on the elderly patients comfort and feelings while they using these card games. And, for everyone to enjoy activity and interaction.

These memory games for seniors of memory exercise cards/memory match games stimulate, mind, memory, memories and build self worth.

First, Norman Rockwell and Sarah Stilwell Weber’s illustrations from The Saturday Evening Post Classic Covers are age-appropriate. Age-appropriate is the #1 need of any activity for elderly and dementia patients.
• brain exercise
• memory exercise
• age-appropriate
• match games are played at users level
• help rebuild problem-solving skills
• build self-esteem and self-confidence
• fun, simple and easy to complete

Does your loved one benefit from their brain exercise?

Secondly, images immediately capture attention stimulating curiosity and participation, prompting memories and reminiscence.
• participation rather than hearing no
• chatter and laughter fill the air
• images put a smile on their face

Thirdly, the images tell a story, helping loved ones interact with the elderly player, by encouraging conversation.
• break down walls of silence
• good feelings rather than failure and frustration
• caregivers enjoy working with these dementia activities

The biggest problem with other games of concentration is that they are played with the cards face down. Played with images face down is too difficult for elderly patients with memory loss, causing feelings of failure and frustration.

• One-on-one is best working with elderly with special needs.
Finally, to assure success I play all of these mind stimulating games face up.

When dementia activities appear difficult watch for these signs of frustration.

These qualities help make these memory match games the best dementia activities for memory exercise and brain exercises on the market for elderly with memory loss and dementia patients.

If you have questions about memory match games, call me. karen, 815-444-0661

MatchMate – Memory Improving Game

Memory Match Game with storytelling images for early, to advanced memory Loss

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MatchMate – Memory Match Game for dementia, easy to play, the rules being similar to “Go Fish,” but played at users level.

What’s Mis ing? –

Cognitive and Memory Improving Game

Memory Match Game for early to middle memory loss

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What’s Mis ing? is a great cognitive exercise, requiring player to use their problem-solving skills to complete the task, which is discovering what’s missing from the images. More challenging than MatchMate, using the same Norman Rockwell images for memory recollection.

gossips – Memory Game for Seniors / Memory Match Game / Memory Improving Game

No memory loss to early stage dementia

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gossips & gossips LV (low vision) Memory Game for seniors with no memory loss to those in early stages of dementia.


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These memory games have fun characters with hats and hairdo’s from the 40’s. Illustrations from The Saturday Evening Post Classic Cover dated March 6, 1948, entitled “Chain of Gossip” – One of Norman Rockwell collected pieces.

Happy Days 2n1 –

Cognitive and Memory Improving Game

No memory loss to mid memory loss

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Happy Days 2N1 a word association & memory Game stimulate problem solving skills or cognitive skills and memory recollection.

TIMELESS illustrations by Sarah Stilwell Weber from The Saturday Evening Post Classic Covers stirs memories of fun times when everyone was young.

These cards can also be used for an exercise program. How? pretend the person is flying a kite etc. Great for imagination and giggles.

Hats & Bonnets – Memory Game / Memory Match Game / Memory Improving Game

No memory loss to mid dementia

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Hats & Bonnets is a memory game / memory matching game using men’s hats and ladies bonnets from 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. Our grandparents wore their hats proudly and these colorful images definitely jog memories and stimulate conversation.

Any level can play, but when playing with dementia or memory loss patient, it is best to play with hats face up. Face down is too frustrating. And start with just a few cards. Others play the game like go fish, images face down.

Cognitive and Memory Improving Game

Shapes 2n1 – Cognitive Exercise

No memory loss to mid dementia

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Shapes 2N1 – Great thinking, problem solving game and memory game exercise with shapes in solid and outline with word cards for association.

Match Game & Word Association Game is in black/white, making the shapes easily defined for those with low vision.

Men really enjoy this thinking game. Play at users level to encourage success.

Here is how I play memory match games with elderly, stroke and dementia patients.

If you are looking for beneficial activities for memory exercise and brain exercise that your elderly residents or loved ones will enjoy, these memory games for seniors are exactly what you need.

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